Michael Miao, M.D.

Michael Miao, M.D.


Dr. Miao graduated from Harvard University and the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic training at the University of Pittsburgh and received advanced fellowship training in knee and shoulder arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques as well as in Sports Medicine.

He is board certified and subspecialty certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Western Orthopaedic Association, Nevada Orthopaedic Society, Nevada State Medical Association, and Clark County Medical Association.

Dr. Miao is the Director of Sports Medicine in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UNLV School of Medicine. He holds faculty appointments in both the Surgery and Family Medicine departments. He continues to serve the community by teaching physician assistant students, medical students, Orthopaedic residents, Family Medicine residents, Internal Medicine residents and UNLV Sports Medicine Fellows.

He is the lead Orthopaedic Surgeon for UNLV Athletics and is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for Cirque du Soleil. As well, he was the Medical Director and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon for the AFL Las Vegas Outlaws Football Team, ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers Hockey (2010-2014) and UFL Las Vegas Locomotives Football team (2010-2012) during it's two Championship seasons and it's last season's second place finish.

He is a USA Swimming National Team physician and has served USA Water Polo and the USOC (USA Women's Hockey). Over the years, Dr. Miao has been the event physician for the PGA, LPGA, ATP tour, WCC, WAC and PAC-12 Basketball tournaments, LFL Super Bowl, and USA Rugby 7's. He has also helped take care of the PASL Las Vegas Legends Soccer Team, the LFL's Las Vegas Sin Football Team and served as a contact physician for a number of local high schools in our underserved neighborhoods.

Emphasizing a careful and thoughtful approach to medical decision making, Dr. Miao encourages his patients to be educated and active participants in their own medical care.


                    

      


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Congratulations to Michael Miao, M.D. for making the Vegas Seven Top Docs of 2016.
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Dr. Michael Miao was awarded the Community Preceptor of the Year Award by the University of Southern Nevada School of Medicine's Department of Family and Community Medicine in June 2015. This is the second time Dr. Miao has been voted by the interns, residents, and fellows of the department for this award. The first time was 2011.

Dr. Michael Miao was named Top Doctors 2015 in the HealthCare Quarterly.




Dr. Michael Miao named Nevada’s Top Physicians.
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Dr. Michael Miao named in the VegasInc Healthcare Quarterly for the Top DOCTORS for 2014 in Orthopaedic Surgery.


Dr. Michael Miao Makes Nevada Business' List of Top 100 Physicians
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Congratulations to the University of Nevada School of Medicine on their approval by the ACGME to establish an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency here in Las Vegas. Michael Miao, M.D. and Chad Hanson, M.D. will lead the Sports Medicine Division of the residency. The first year residents will be slated to begin in June 2015.

Tonight at the Thomas and Mack, the Legends Football League's Las Vegas Sin will take on the Green Bay Chill. Dr. Michael Miao is taking on the new challenge of taking care of these athletes to make sure they have good access to medical care. He had the opportunity to serve as the covering physician at the LFL Super Bowl a few years ago here in Las Vegas. The league presents a very physical and hard hitting football game that is more athletically impressive than the media and initial impressions would suggest. If you have the chance, join Dr. Miao and the DOC Sports Medicine team and support our local team.


Congratulations to the UNLV Football team on their first winning season and bowl game invitation in 13 years. Dr. Michael Miao will be the UNLV Orthopaedic Surgeon travelling with the team to Dallas, Texas for the "Heart of Dallas Bowl" on New Year's Day.

Dr. Michael Miao was invited by Roger Hinds, Head Athletic Trainer of the New York Knicks to give a talk and anatomy lab on Plantar Fasciitis and NBA Basketball players at the National Athletic Trainer's Association annual meeting here in Las Vegas. Dr. Miao has been the local covering physician for the Knicks when they are in town for the annual NBA Summer League.


Effective May 1, 2013, Michael Miao, M.D. will become the Interim Head Team Physician for UNLV Athletics on the departure of Dr. Michael Milligan to Northwestern University. Dr. Miao will coordinate the care of all UNLV athletes among the various medical and surgical specialists who keep them in good health. A national search will be started to replace Dr. Milligan who is a Family Medicine physician specializing in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Michael Miao has again arranged for our DOC Sports Medicine team to handle on-site medical coverage of the WAC Basketball Conference tournament at the Orleans Arena. With the arrival of the PAC-12 tournament at the MGM Arena this year, Dr. Miao, Dr. Chad Hanson, and Dr. Matthew Fouse will concurrently provide medical coverage for this new event as well. Come join us and enjoy the exciting play during March Madness!!
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Dr. Miao served as the Team Physician for USA Swimming's Junior World Championship team which competed August 2011 in Lima, Peru.
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University of Nevada SOM Family Medicine Residents selected Dr. Miao to receive the Preceptor of the Year award for 2010-2011.
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Dr. Miao teamed with USA Rugby's Team physician to cover the USA Rugby 7's tournament held at the Sam Boy Stadium.
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Congratulations to Dr. Michael Miao named one of the Top Doctors in the 2013 Las Vegas Life Magazine.


Patient Testimonials

Dr. Miao did an awesome job on my knee and his physical therapy team is amazing as well. Thank you for everything, my knee feels great.
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Thank you Dr. Miao for all ofthe help on getting me back in my nature of being an athlete!
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Doctor was very understanding, caring and to the point. Excellent MA who took the time to thoroughly ask me to answer all questions.
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My surgery & recovery to repair a torn ACL by Dr. Miao has been very smooth and uneventful. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Miao to anyone that has a significant knee injury.
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Dr. Miao and his staff are the best! I was up and going to work after 1 week.
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When I walked into Dr. Miao's office on a cane, unable to bend my knee or go mobile where I wanted I was scared and in pain. 2 months of therapy, seeing Dr. M for a knee drainage and check-ups no cane, no pain, just grateful for my mobility!
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My experience may not typical in that no repair to any of the rotator cuff tendons was required, although quite a lot of work was done to bones and other soft tissue. I think I was fortunate to have such a good surgical team.
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